Report: Xbox One has remote play between consoles so a friend can help

Unnamed sources speaking with Polygon say the Xbox One has a remote play feature between consoles, both hardwired and online, allowing friends to take over gameplay remotely.

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The demonstration the sources claim to have witnessed featured one Xbox One connecting to another using “a local hardwired connection between consoles,” with a Skype call bridging the two users. A similar feature is available on Sony’s next-generation console, the PlayStation 4, both between consoles and via PlayStation Vita.

The other piece of the report adds to a bit we already knew concerning the new Kinect. “At some point, we’ll be able to have conversational understanding,” Microsoft hardware lead Todd Holmdahl told us last week. That “some point” may be sooner than later, as Microsoft reps were apparently already demonstrating the functionality, and said it’ll be available either at launch or “post-launch within the first few months.”

Report: Xbox One has remote play between consoles so a friend can help

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